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Old 07-05-2010, 03:16 PM   #7576
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Yes I will live in Jozi but work all over SA so I will hitt Cape Town at some point. I dont drink eighter but I dont say no to a braai.

I sold the bike tonight after the ad had been online for 4h

I will give you a shout when i hit the country
OK, you have a deal... I'll organise the steaks and well make a fire.

4h ? Wow! That's quick!
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:09 AM   #7577
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Hey, HLK, are you coming to Belgium to a Supertenere/DR meeting on 16-17-18 July? If you will be there I can bring all info on roads, photos etc. and also explain details about forks etc. Also you can testdrive my DR on supermoto wheels with whole bunch of mods it have (I do not think I will take my offroad wheels and waste pirelli mt21s on asphalt trip).
I saw the announcement yesterday. It's only 1,5 hours from where I live, I might just pay a visit on saturday!

Would be nice to ride a well-maintained & pimped 800. I get the feeling mine is slowly recovering from its lazy previous owner, hehe. The occasional bogging down at small throttle opening seems less after 2000km of decent riding. I've been busy with work and setting up my own business....but I will have a good look at the carbs and ignition this weekend.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:57 AM   #7578
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Talking hi everybody!

Hey everyboDR,
1st of all sorry for my poor english, italians just can't do it!

I'm just new here, mainly because I just bought my 1st 1989 DR 750...
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/214/17364179.jpg
not in great shape really, but I'll take good care of it.
I will collect it next month, in the meanwhile I'm already thinking about some improvement.

So, do you guys have any suggestions for a new front end that won't require too many modifications (possibly NONE)?
Other thing is about the MARLBORO version rear tanks http://www.suzuki-classic.de/i/modelle/dr750_dakar.jpg
I LOVE THESE tanks , I saw it on some DRs but I have no idea where to find something similar
Any help?

see ya all
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:55 AM   #7579
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Installing Touratech Lamp

Hi All Big riders/owners,

Has anyone experience on installing a double Lamp (from Touratech) made for the BMW GS 850 / GS 1100.
I would like to install these on my DR800 SR43A.

Recent updates:
Fr/Re Flex Steel Brake Lines
Re MAs. Cyl. - Received from Hessler
Milkuni T36 - twin carbs
New Chains - Balancer and Timing - with guides.
New Timing Chain Adjuster
New Clutch Plates - Metal and Carbon.
Hydr. Magura - Clutch - Awesome.

Also interested in Excel wheels front plus rear - any suggestions.

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Old 07-06-2010, 11:07 PM   #7580
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More goodies

Mmmmmmm, a nice big box arrived from Mr Hessler today. Nice shiney Wilbers shock, and a full exhaust system. I've nearly collected all my goodies now, so work can start soon, muhahahahaha!

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Old 07-06-2010, 11:42 PM   #7581
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Hey Simon good to see you got some bling if its a pro duo exaust you better ring me .
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:57 AM   #7582
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Hey Simon good to see you got some bling if its a pro duo exaust you better ring me .

Nope! Went down he GPR path.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:17 AM   #7583
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I'm just new here, mainly because I just bought my 1st 1989 DR 750...
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Complimenti! And welcome Your english is fine, no worries.

I'm hardly an expert, but the only bolt-on fork is the 43mm fork from the SR43 model (bigger brake disc, slightly better damping). Other forks adapted for the BIG are 50mm WP extreme forks from 90s KTM and Husaberg, Nave is running CRF450 47mm (?) USD forks, someone here (can't remember name) WR450 forks. These mods require that you at least graft the DR steering stem onto the donor yokes.

The main problem is that most forks have more travel than the DR frame allows.

I hope this gets you going. This thread has a wealth of information!

I got my dose of Hessler yesterday: new Ricky cross bars, maintenance kit and shiny HRT chain adjusters
Simon , keep us updated on the GPR exhaust mate! I'm either buying that, or a welder and a liter twin exhaust (mille, tuono etc).
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:13 AM   #7584
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Complimenti! And welcome Your english is fine, no worries.

I'm hardly an expert, but the only bolt-on fork is the 43mm fork from the SR43 model (bigger brake disc, slightly better damping). Other forks adapted for the BIG are 50mm WP extreme forks from 90s KTM and Husaberg, Nave is running CRF450 47mm (?) USD forks, someone here (can't remember name) WR450 forks. These mods require that you at least graft the DR steering stem onto the donor yokes.

The main problem is that most forks have more travel than the DR frame allows.

I hope this gets you going. This thread has a wealth of information!
Thanks, both for you welcoming and your suggestions!
I'll check for some of these forks you mentioned
Are the original sr 41 a forks 41mm right?
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:49 AM   #7585
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So who won the DR on Ebay? I bid but couldnt get to the auction near its end.. I'll have to just save up for when Rob tells me his price $$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:46 AM   #7586
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So who won the DR on Ebay? I bid but couldnt get to the auction near its end.. I'll have to just save up for when Rob tells me his price $$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:51 AM   #7587
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Congrats mate, looks a good one!! There must be more out there...
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:58 AM   #7588
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So who won the DR on Ebay? I bid but couldnt get to the auction near its end.. I'll have to just save up for when Rob tells me his price $$$$$$$$$$$
Congrats Tony T

Bad luck Brendan

At least another DR has been rescued from who knows what fate. I'm sure it will be safe and sound now.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:02 AM   #7589
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Maybe 2 DR750's up for grabs in Australia

Don't stress boys i have 2 DR750's (88 Orange) and i think i might sell them together, so if anyone is interested PM me. I just don't have the time to work on them. And i still have a big crush on the Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin, so if anyone know where one is LET ME KNOW!!!
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:11 AM   #7590
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Thanks. Yeah, I had one from new for 10 years and did 150k on it, so I was keen to get another one. It was lucky I won it as I only bidded 100 bucks more than the next bidder. I'll pick it up tomorrow and report back then.
My old one was far from stock, but at this stage I plan keep this one standard.



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